Scott Parker says it “seems a possibility” that Fulham midfielder Stefan Johansen will join QPR on loan.
The two clubs are on the verge of an agreement for the Norway international to move to W12 for the rest of the season.
Johansen was not involved as Fulham were beaten 3-0 at home by Burnley in the FA Cup fourth round.
Whites boss Parker said after the game: “It seems that there is some talk there.
“I have been with the team for the last two days preparing for this game so I am not really up to speed, but it seems that is a possibility to happen.”
Johansen has been out of the first-team picture for some time at Fulham, where he has a contract until 2022.
He has not made a league appearance this season and is keen to play first-team football.
QPR have been looking to bring in an experienced central midfielder, having already agreed loan deals for striker Charlie Austin and centre-back Jordy de Wijs.
The club’s need to make a signing has increased now Carroll has been sidelined.